*Bamboo Doll of Echizen*. 1963. Japan. Directed by Kozaburo Yoshimura. With Ayako Wakao, Junichiro Yamashita, Tamao Nakamura. Courtesy Kadokawa Pictures

Echizen take-ningyô (Bamboo Doll of Echizen). 1963. Japan. Directed by Kozaburo Yoshimura. Screenplay by Ryozo Kasahara. With Ayako Wakao, Junichiro Yamashita, Tamao Nakamura. In Japanese; English subtitles. 103 min.

A lonely geisha finds comfort and companionship in the arms of her lover’s son in this brooding melodrama by Tsutomo Minamaki, a story of forbidden desire, guilt, and betrayal photographed in stark black and white by Kazuo Miyagawa.

35mm print courtesy the National Film Center; The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo; and Kadokawa.

  1. Saturday, April 21, 2018,
    1:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
  2. Thursday, April 19, 2018,
    7:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2